Please review and pay attention to the Grant Program Guidance document. FEMA/DHS expects SAA's and the State of Montana to utilize the HSG Funding to address the High Priority-Low Capacity Core Capabilities addressed in the State of Montana Threat and Hazard, Indentification and Risk Assessment (THIRA) and Stakeholder Preparedness Review (SPR) submitted to FEMA by Montana in December 2018. The THIRA-SPR is a way for Montana to tell FEMA/DHS areas we need to improve and they expect us to use the HSG funds to do that.
The Grant Program Guidance document provides information on the top priorities for 2019 HSG Project Applications. The State of Montana solicits projects that will measurably improve these High Priority-Low Capacity Capabilities and increase our resiliency all across the State.
The purpose of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 HSGP is to support state and local efforts to prevent terrorism and other catastrophic events and to prepare the Nation for the threats and hazards that pose the greatest risk to the security of the United States. This years HSGP provides funding to implement investments that build, sustain, and deliver the 32 core capabilities essential to achieving the National Preparedness Goal (the Goal) of a secure and resilient Nation. The building, sustainment, and delivery of these core capabilities are not exclusive to any single level of government, organization, or community, but rather, require the combined effort of the whole community, inclusive of children, individuals with disabilities and other with access and functional needs, diverse communities, and people with limited English profeciency. This years HSGP supports the core capabilites across the five mission areas of Prevention, Protection, Mitigation, Response, and Recovery based on allowable costs.
• Prevent a threatened or an actual act of terrorism;
• Protect citizens, residents, visitors, and assets against the greatest threats that pose the greatest risk to the security of the United States;
• Mitigate the loss of life and property by lessening the impact of future catastrophic events;
• Respond quickly to save lives, protect property and the environment, and meet basic human needs in the aftermath of a catastrophic incident; and/or
• Recover through a focus on the timely restoration, strengthening, accessibility and revitalization of infrastructure, housing, and a sustainable economy, as well as the health, social, cultural, historic, and environmental fabric of communities affected by a catastrophic incident; and do so in a manner that engages the whole community while ensuring the protection of civil rights.